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Death, taxes and… ‘unintended consequences’

October 2, 2017

Recent super reforms have lead to an indirect inheritance tax.

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The Importance of Considering Superannuation within Estate Plans

September 18, 2017

In estate plans those in control of super should be consistent in the Will.

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Protecting your Superannuation Benefits for Future Generations

September 11, 2017

A Binding Death Benefit Nomination can provide certainty and protection to super benefits.

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Buying a Commercial Property in a SMSF

June 26, 2017

A common question I get asked is “can I buy a commercial property in my self-managed superannuation fund?” This is…

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Superannuation Reforms – Key Questions To Consider Now

May 25, 2017

The most extensive changes to Australia’s superannuation system in 10 years will come into effect from 1 July 2017. As…

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Changes to Superannuation Contribution Caps

May 18, 2017

The two most common types of superannuation contributions made by members to their superannuation fund are known as concessional and…

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Planning Ahead – Superannuation Contributions Caps

February 20, 2017

It is vital that the upcoming changes to Superannuation contributions caps are understood and considered well in advance of 30 June 2017.

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SMSF Investment Rules – What is Business Real Property?

January 30, 2017

A number of rules apply to limit the nature and type of investment that an SMSF is permitted to make. Business Real Property is one of the rule exceptions.

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Passed Government Super Reforms – What You Need To Know

December 13, 2016

The Government's Superannuation Reforms were passed on 23 November 2016, with changes taking effect from 1 July 2017. Find out what changes will affect you.

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Latest Government Superannuation Amendments

September 19, 2016

Last Thursday, the Government publicised the following proposed amendments to the superannuation changes announced in the 2016-17 Budget. Non Concessional Contributions…

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SMSFs – Corporate vs Individual Trustees

August 15, 2016

Self-Managed Super Funds (SMSFs) give members more control over their superannuation. They can be a great vehicle for building and…

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Advantages and risks of Limited Recourse Borrowing Arrangements

July 25, 2016

Self-Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF) borrowing arrangements and investment rules and regulations are complex. Before jumping in, BLG Business Advisers recommend…

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Changing financial planning licencing laws

June 13, 2016

The ‘accountants’ exemption’ that currently permits a recognised accountant to recommend the establishment or winding up of a Self Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF) without being licenced under the AFS licencing regime will be removed from 1 July 2016.

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Super, the Budget and YOU!

June 6, 2016

Understanding the recent federal budget and its potential impact on individual financial affairs is challenging and certainly doesn’t happen overnight.…

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Does the budget affect you?

May 11, 2016

With a double dissolution election on the way, and one of the longest election leads up in Australian history, it’s…

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SuperStream deadline 30 June 2016 – are you compliant

May 4, 2016

With the SuperStream deadline of 30 June 2016 rapidly approaching, ATO Deputy Commissioner James O’Halloran says now is the time…

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